Protests in Srinagar locality after girl’s suicide

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 13:20

Srinagar: Protests rocked Solina area of the
city on Tuesday after a minor girl committed suicide at her home,
official sources said.

The 12-year-old girl took the extreme step by consuming
some poisonous substance last evening after returning from
school, the sources said, adding she was rushed to a hospital
by her family but she died.

Suspecting that some untoward incident at school might
have forced the girl to take her own life, local residents
staged protests and blocked the Srinagar airport road,
demanding a fair investigation into the incident, they said.

The protesters started pelting stones at passing
vehicles after which the police personnel resorted to cane
charge and tear smoke shelling to restore order, they sources
said.

They said the situation continues to be tense in the
area.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 13:20

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